Bid to set up seafront griddled fish stall

PUBLISHED: 16:01 14 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:37 10 June 2010

A PROPOSAL to sell grilled fish on Budleigh Salterton beach has been floated. Keith Beaney, of Meadow Road, wants to set up a weekend stand in the Lime Kiln car park, where he would sell griddled fresh fish sourced from local suppliers.

A PROPOSAL to sell grilled fish on Budleigh Salterton beach has been floated.

Keith Beaney, of Meadow Road, wants to set up a weekend stand in the Lime Kiln car park, where he would sell griddled fresh fish sourced from local suppliers.

Budleigh Salterton Town Council said the idea raised health and safety concerns because the cooking process required a charcoal burning griddle.

East Devon District Council's Street Scene team have opposed the idea, saying it could exacerbate the rat problem.

Budleigh Salterton's EDDC's ward members are supportive of the idea, but have raised concerns about the location.

In a letter to the district council, Mr Beaney said: "My vision for the stand would be a very simple set up that would be taken away at the end of the day and re-sited at lunchtime the following day."

Mr Beaney hoped to set up tables and chairs, with parasols.

He planned to include mackerel, white bait, sea bass, crab and seafood kebabs on the menu, which would be available into the evening.

Soft drinks and bread would be sourced from local bakeries and he planned to apply for a licence to serve wine and cider.

District council senior estates surveyor Rob Spears said: "There is an opinion that such an operation could be set up between the gentleman's club and Steamer Steps."

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